New rule an obstacle to Cluxton’s haste

A criticism we’ve made before about Éamonn Fitzmaurice’s Kerry reign was his fascination with Dublin, writes John Fogarty.

Too often it became about aping the Dubs, be it in their media dealings or backroom appointments. If Dublin were or weren’t doing something, Kerry would follow suit. Rather than let Kerry be Kerry and trusting that doing things their own way to succeed, it had to be about Kerry being Dublin.

His engaging interview with this newspaper on Saturday only underlined that theory. He said of their press dealings: “If you were going to beat them, it wasn’t by sitting down doing interviews or giving nuggets, particularly when you were getting nothing out their camp — either from players or management.”

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